Rock Creek Trail

The Rock Creek Trail connects the visitor center with the sled dog kennels. If you are hiking from the visitor center to the kennels for a sled dog demonstration, be sure to leave about two hours before the program is scheduled to begin. Highlights of the trail include ridge-line views of nearby Mount Healy. This trail is not a loop by itself, though a loop can be made by hiking it and the Roadside Trail.


Trail Access
The eastern trail head is accessible from the Denali Visitor Center or Murie Science and Learning Center, via the Taiga Trail. The western trail head is accessible from the Denali Headquarters and the Sled Dog Kennels.

Trail Data
  • The trail generally takes about two hours one-way
  • One-way distance: 2.4 miles
  • Approximate elevation gain: 400 feet total gain when traveling east to west.

 
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1 minute, 32 seconds

Highlights from walking the Rock Creek Trail, starting with a short portion of the Taiga Trail near the Denali Visitor Center (No audio. Running Time 01:32)

 
 

Last updated: September 28, 2017

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